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Call to help autistic kids

With the increase in the spread of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) amongst children, Assisted Living for Autistic Adults (ALFAA) has called for acceptance of autistic children as “normal”. “Autism is about the transfer... More+

AICUF launches Ignatian Week in SJC

The All-India Catholic University Federation launched the Ignatian Week in St Joseph’s College on Monday with a series of events and contests. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Fr Principal Victor Lobo... More+

No real need for official flag, says K’taka politicos

Cutting across party lines, several participants in a discussion on the necessity and meaning of the Karnataka flag in terms of identity stated that Karnataka has a cultural flag and does not need a political flag. More+

SJC student wins taekwondo gold medal in S. Korea

Prajwal Bhoopal, a student of III B.Com from St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) bagged the second place in black belt (male 17-19 years category) at the Chuncheon Korea Open tournament in taekwondo in South Korea. More+

A Report on Parents' Council Meet

After successfully organising the orientation programme for parents of students admitted to the first year UG and PG courses in June, the Parents' Council conducted the Parents' Council Meet on 14th July 2017 at 5 pm in the De Nobili Hall of the college auditorium. Ms Poonam Ahuja More+


Prajwal Bhoopal of 16Bcom54044 has won the 2nd place in the black belt (M 17-19yrs) “CHUNCHEON KOREA OPEN International Taekwondo Championship 2017” held in Chuncheon, Republic of Korea from 2 -7July 2017 and was awarded with outstanding achievement certificates. More+

Learn from the bacteria, says Prof Nayar

Post graduate students of the Department of Microbiology were urged on Monday by an expert to discover the world of microbes and educate the world of medicine about them. Dr Ravi C. Nayar, Consultant Otolaryngologist More+

META Schools festival winds up

The two-day Meta Schools Fest held in St Joseph’s College came to a close on Saturday last with students participating in the Spelling Bee and Poetry Slam. The students competed on the basis of seniors and juniors. More+

Use biofertilisers to save soil, farmers advised

A strong warning has been sent out about excessive use of fertilisers that deplete soils along with a call to use biofertilisers as a substitute. Dr. D Anusuya, retired Botany Professor, Bangalore University... More+

Lead, be led or get lost: Sahay

There are three traits of life and these are ‘Lead, Be Led or Get Lost’ and the student has to choose the trait that will help him get ahead, according to Sanjay Sahay, Additional Director General of Police, Public Grievance and Human Rights Cell. More+

Meta Schools fest launched

Five schools from the City participated in the Meta Schools festival organised by the Department of English in St. Joseph’s College. Meta Schools is the first event out of four events planned under the banner of Meta by the department this year.... More+

NSS plans rural camp

The National Service Scheme unit in St Joseph’s College has planned a slew of social activities for 2017-18 from rural camps and food for the needy camps to celebrating human rights. NSS unit 1 was inaugurated by Vice Principal of the PG Block, Fr Melwyn D’Cunha and NSS program officer, Prof. Selwyn Paul J, Department of Computer Science on Thursday. More+

Youth urged to follow liberal side of religions

Youth should respect and take the liberal side of their religions to avoid fundamentalism and extremism which leads to communal violence. This was the consensus of a discussion in St Joseph’s College on Thursday moderated by Maya Sharma ... More+

JRF collaborates with Seattle Uni

The Josephite Research Forum (JRF) is currently in collaboration with Seattle University and a presentation of aspects of the tie-up kickstarted the first JRF meeting for academic year 2017. JRF as an inter-disciplinary platform that organises meetings, debates, and research presentations for students. More+

Faculty use Zoom for interactive learning

Zoom, an app which allows for interaction between teachers, was introduced to select members ofthe faculty from the science departments at SJC on Wednesday. Dr Susan Mary Philip, Department of Biotechnology, and her colleagues interacted... More+

SJC aided staff protest 7th pay panel scales

Demanding a more democratic process in finalizing the Education Policy and seeking upward revision of the 7th Pay Commission scales, the aided teachers of St Joseph’s College who are members of All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organizations (AIFCUTO) united for a token protest in the college. More+

First-ever inter-collegiate Ignatian Week in SJC

The All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF) in St Joseph’s College, Bangalore, has scheduled the first inter-collegiate Ignatian Week from July 24 to 28 this year. According to Prof Amita Priyadarshini, advisor to AICUF, “The upcoming event in the campus is Ignatian Week in order to talk more about Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order.” More+

Students welcome GST regime

One of the benefits of GST is the merging of a huge number of central and state taxes into a unified tax system that will mitigate the cascading tax system which will in turn encourage inter-state trade and pave the way for a common unified national market... More+

Botanical Society Talk on 27th June 2017

On the 27th of June 2017, The Botanical Society, held its first programme for the academic year 2017 – 18. The speaker of the programme was Dr. Thara Venkatappa, who is an alumna of our very own college. Ms. Poonam Ahuja... More+

Fresh faces elected to Student Council

The results of the elections to the Student Council in St Joseph’s College were announced on Friday evening with Aaron S.George elected as the President and Charles Joshua as the General Secretary. The results were announced... More+

Dalits look to youth power for liberation

Two Dalit activists, Chinna Krishna and Ganesh Kolager, on Thursday conscientized SJC students pursuing a PG degree in social work about the situation in the slums in Bangalore and how factors such as caste, social hierarchies,... More+

Kannadigas urged to spurn Hindi

Members of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike(KRV) on Thursday argued that they were okay with English as it helps in globalization but they do not want Hindi in Karnataka or Bengaluru. They were participating along with other experts... More+

Student Council elections today in SJC

St Joseph’s College has readied itself for Election Day on Friday (July 7) when the new faces to the Students Council will be chosen by the students. Several candidates are vying for the posts of President... More+

Dr Rajamani seeks to make chemistry greener

Dr Sunita Rajamani from the Department of Chemistry at St Joseph’s College is applying for fresh funding to take her research on ionic liquids forward. Dr Rajamani who has done her PhD at the University of Pisa, Italy,... More+

Record applicants for placements this year

With the start of the new academic year, the Placement Cell at St Joseph’s College is on their toes with a massive number of 749 applications from UG and PG students hoping for jobs. The majority of the applications More+

Poll candidates pitch ideas, make promises

The candidates hoping to be elected to the Students Council of St Joseph’s College on Wednesday pitched their promises and plans to large crowds of student voters in the PG Quadrangle with their supporters cheering them ... More+

Inter-religious events by IRHM

The Inter-Religious Harmony Movement (IRHM) of St Joseph’s College will be organising various activities like guest lectures, film screenings, discussions and exhibitions hold events round the year to promote spirituality. More+

State Level Seminar on Research in Business

The state level seminar on Research in Business was held on the 4th of July 2017, organised by the Department of Commerce of St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous). This seminar was the pioneer of the seminars being held henceforth. More+

Campaign ends for Student Council polls

The two-day campaign by candidates hoping to be elected to the Students Council of St Joseph’s College ended on Tuesday with supporters of the candidates heating up the campus with spirited slogans, dancing and drumbeats.... More+

Rs 20L funds for neutron star research

The Department of Physics at St. Josephs College is set to receive Rs 20 lakhs funding from the Department of Science and Technology New Delhi for deep research on Neutron Stars. Dr. Arun Varma Thampan from the Department of Physics will be able to see his prior research work... More+

Call for research into effects of GST

Lack of research is the reason why one cannot determine the effects the Goods and Services Tax (GST) might have on the rural area, according to Dr. Subhashini Muthukrishnan, Dean of Social Sciences, St Joseph’s College. She was speaking at a one-day state-level seminar... More+

Special Job Oriented Diploma and PG Diploma Courses 2017 – 18


Rights in danger:Prashant Bhushan

Indian democracy is facing its most serious challenges in history and all the rights given to the people by the Constitution are under threat today, warned Prashant Bhushan, noted social activist and a senior advocate in the Supreme Court. He was speaking at a symposium... More+

Community radio covers 200 villages

Community radio can penetrate where neither newspapers or the internet can, primarily the villages, according to Shamantha D.S, founder of Sarathi Jhalak 90.4 MHz Community Radio. She was speaking to students and faculty of the Department of Mass Communication of St. Joseph’s College (SJC)... More+

High drug dosages tend to spur disease

People must resist high dosage of drugs in order to remain healthy, according to Professor Govindasamy Mukesh, of the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, has warned. Speaking at a discussion organized by the PG Chemical Society More+

IGNITORS ends with a retreat

The last day of IGNITORS ended with a meaningful retreat for the post-graduate Catholic students in Xavier Hall in St. Joseph’s College. The first session was on ‘Rejection’ and it was explained through a series of Imperial Blue advertisements and the life of Marilyn Monroe. Fr. Antic said... More+

Research colloquium inaugurated

A critique of Nike’s ‘The Girl Effect’, of how humanitarian subjects are used as economic subjects by the corporates, was made at the first research colloquium of the academic year 2017-18 which was held in the post graduate block of St Joseph’s College on Wednesday evening. More+

Call to be aware of trafficking

Citizens are unaware of the human rights they are entitled to and buckle to the unseen pressure exerted upon them to ‘voluntarily’ accept acquisition of Aadhaar cards, according to activist Brinda Adige at a session on Human Rights at IGNITORS on Thursday. More+

Justice still pending for Kandhamal victims

The criminal justice system in India is supposed to provide justice to the victims but the criminals are benefitting from it, says Saumya Uma, the author of “Kandhamal: Introspection of Initiatives for Justice 2007-2015”. She was speaking at the launch... More+

Report on Orientation Programme for Parents

Inspired by the response of the parents to the parent orientation during the last academic year, the Parents' Council, headed by Dr. Ronald Mascarenhas organised an orientation programme for the parents and guardians of the new students who have enrolled for ... More+

Call to fight abuse of children and women

There is a need to spread awareness across all educational institutions of Karnataka against child and women abuse, urged Fr Victor Felix, Vice Principal, SJC Indian Composite PU College.... More+

WACC membership limited now to 500

With a limit of 500 members this year, registration of freshers to the Wildlife Association and Conservation Club in St Joseph’s College commenced on Friday. The club aims to spread awareness about endangered wildlife species and inspire others... More+

The ABC of HIV-AIDS prevention

The ABC of Precaution is what can protect people from the ravages of HIV-AIDS, advised Dr Sherly Thomas of the Department of Zoology. “The A stands for Abstinence, B is for loyalty to one partner and C refers to safe sex using condoms,”... More+

‘Faithless electors’ an anomaly in US elections

One of the biggest threats to American democracy via the elections is the emerging phenomenon of ‘faithless electors’, a legal issue which has never been challenged in the Supreme Court. This anomaly was pointed out by Professor Russell Powell... More+

New scholarships for women

The Santoor Women’s Scholarship to empower women from disadvantaged economic backgrounds has been launched by Wipro Consumer Care and Wipro Cares. The scholarship offers grants of Rs.24,000 and Rs.36,000 per year to girl students More+

Allura festival to go green this year

There’s going to be a zero-waste, environmentfriendly festival for the first time on the St Joseph’s College campus. Allura, organised by the Department of Communication, will be a two-day media and art national festival slated for August. More+

Literary Society inauguration today

The Literary Society of the Department of English will be formally inaugurated on Friday, June 23 at the Xavier Hall at 4 p.m. Prof. Arul Mani, from the department, said that several events are being planned this year under the auspices of the Literary Society. More+

IGNITORS comes to an eventful wrap

The three day IGNITORS programme finally comes to an end with enlightening topics for discussion. Students had various subjects to debate on like caste and gender, challenges faced by youth, youth and love, anger management, etc. More+

NCC orientation & selection kickstarts

The orientation program for selection of a fresh batch of NCC cadets started on June 21. There were around 50 students who turned up for the event. The programme detailed them about NCC, its motto, their achievements More+

Bengaluru celebrates International Yoga day

500 yogis gathered under one roof to perform a 1 minute Sirshasana (headstand) at the rooftop of World Trade Centre, Bangalore on June 21 to mark world International Yoga day. The programme commenced More+

IGNITORS ignite students

IGNITORS, an integral formation programme for the undergraduate students of St. Josephs Arts & Sciences College commences on June 19. The three-day session will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m daily with over 18 speakers talking about topics ranging from Self Esteem... More+

Focus on love, anger, creativity

Sessions at the three-day intensive workshops organised under the IGNITORS banner on Monday covered various areas of creativity, personality and emotional development. A session facilitated by Ms. Neeta Gerosa Pereira, Co-ordinator, Dept. of Psychology, focused... More+

IGNITORS programme in SJC next week

With the commencement of a new academic year, students of the SJC will be plunged nest week into IGNITORS, an integral formation programme. The third and fifth semester students will participate in this intense programme for three days More+

SJC opens despite bandh call, monsoon showers

Despite a state-wide bandh call and the onset of the monsoon, students poured in through the portals of the St Joseph’s College, all set for the beginning of the new academic year. Hundreds of excited new juniors and freshly-appointed staff scrambled More+

Library orientation commences

The first year PG students were introduced to the facilities of the libraryat an orientation held at the PG block library on Monday. The orientation was driven by Fr Dr MelwynD’Cunha, Vice Principal, PG Block. The students were briefed by librarian Anasuya B N More+

Report on Spectrum valedictory program

22nd March 2017 : The academic year of 2016–17 for Spectrum, a forum for politics and international affairs, was concluded with the valedictory ceremony held here at St. Joseph’s College that wrapped up an exciting year of lectures and seminars by esteemed scholars. The ceremony was also a formal... More+

Dept of Political Science holds student seminar

The Department of Political Science (Master’s Programme), SJC organised the Third Post Graduate Student Seminar on March 15, 2017. The theme for the seminar this year was ‘State of Indian Republic 2017’... More+

SJC gears up for Football Tournament

The Rotary football club is organising a Rotary Football Tournament from March 6 to March 15, 2017.The finals are being conducted on March 15 , 10 a.m. at Karnataka State Football Association stadium in Ashok Nagar. SJC will play against CMS Jain for the finals. For the semi- finals... More+

UGC Sponsored two day National Seminar

The Departments of Sociology and Industrial Relations organized a UGC sponsored two day national seminar on the subject of Work and Gender on 1st and 2nd of March 2017. Important as work is for income, production and status, people are not defined solely by their work, nor is it... More+

SJC hosts Bangalore Lake Summit 2017

With a concern to create awareness, rejuvenate, conserve, and manage the urban wetland ecosystem, focusing on the lakes in Bengaluru city, BLS (Bangalore Lake Summit) was organized at the campus on March 6. The theme of the summit circled around various topics that include... More+

Students of MSW visit Central Prison in Mysuru

The students of II year MSW visited the Central Prison and Prison Training Institute in Mysore on Monday. The field visit was part of their subject ‘Juvenile justice and Correctional Administration’. The objective of their visit was to understand how the prison system works and... More+

Intercollegiate fest ‘Tek Olma’ inaugurated at SJC

The one day inter collegiate physics fest of the post graduate students of Physics, ‘Tekolma’, was inaugurated on February 27, 2017. Dr Sharath Ananthamurthy, Professor at Bangalore University inaugurated the fest which was held at Xavier’s hall in SJC. Dr Ananthamurthy spoke about the importance of culture and... More+

Panel discussion on Ramjas issue at SJC

Department of English organised a panel discussion on February 27 to express solidarity with the Ramjas college incident. The event which took place in Ramjas college, New Delhi, when two students of JNU, Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid Shora were invited to address the students as... More+

SJC engages in ‘The Global Classroom’

In an effort to educate students about the idea of world view, Department of Communication in St Joseph’s College, Post Graduate Centre, held a ‘Global Class’, on February 15 2017. The students were engaged in an interactive session... More+

St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) Hosts Its First National Short Film Festival RNFF’

St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) officially hosted its first Rushes National Film Festival (RNFF) 2017. This is the first film festival organized by professional courses of Filmmaking and Animation. The event... More+

Meta goes ‘Over The Top’ this time at SJC

With an array of events taking place at Meta, the literary fest celebrates the baroque imagination with their theme ‘Over The Top’ at SJC. The annual literary fest is organized by the Department of English. It began on February 10 and ... More+

A Visit To National Law School Of India University, Bangalore

On 26th January, 2017, Students from St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) along with Professor Jerome Nirmal Raj visited National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, for a one day seminar on Child Education, Child Rights, and Right to food... More+

Urban growth impacts biodiversity: Dr Katti

Urban growth is not a static growth, it is a global phenomenon. Goods, services and information move across countries, which is a part of globalization. This has impacted the biodiversity... More+

Research project on public health center

With a funding of one and a half lakh by Bharathiar University in Coimbatore, Prof. Kiran Jeevan, social worker and Lecturer at SJC, researches about the ‘Clinical Management and Governance ... More+

Talk on Sustainable Development

On 17th January, 2017, St. Joseph’s College, (Autonomous) played a host to Dr.A.Ravindra (IAS Retd.), former chief secretary to Government of Karnataka who is currently the Chairman, Board of Governors ... More+

Nirvaan 2017 kick starts at SJC

Nirvaan 2017- Namma Ooru Bengaluru kick-started on January 12 in St Joseph’s college after a lot of anticipation. It will continue till January 13. Nirvaan, a national level intercollegiate fest has 43 events, which began with the cultural performances on the first day... More+

RJ Aishwarya provides an insight into radio production

The Department of Mass Communication held an interactive session with Radio jockey Aishwarya of Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM on Thursday. Aishwarya is also an alumna of the department. Sharing her experience as an RJ, she said that creativity, knowledge of music, good sense of humour, presence of mind, staying updated with local,... More+

India needs qualitative research

“India has all the potential and possibility of becoming a great world leader in science,” said Bharat Ratna, Dr Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, better known as Prof. CNR Rao. He has been honored ... More+

Botanical Society Organizes Workshop at SJC

The Centre for Molecular and Computational Biology in association with the Botanical Society, Department of Botany organized a mini workshop on ‘Next generation Sequencing’ on Jan 11, 2017. The workshop ... More+

Talk on: preservation of Bioresources

The department of biotechnology organised a national seminar on Bioprospecting and conservation of Bioresources on 12 and 13 January, 2017. The key note address was delivered by Dr. K.N. Ganeshahiah, a faculty... More+

The Science Academies lecture workshop on Biotechnology, Bioprospecting and Conservation of bioresources

Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s college, in collaboration with the Science academies have organised a lecture workshop on Biotechnology, Bioprospecting and Conservation of Bioresources ... More+